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COVID-19: After Google & Microsoft, Apple CEO Tim Cook Stands By India

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Apple CEO Tim Cook; pic credit: GQ

New York: After Google and Microsoft, now Apple CEO Tim Cook has also extended support to India as the COVID-19 crisis is deepening in the country.

“Amid a devastating rise of Covid cases in India, our thoughts are with the medical workers, our Apple family and everyone there who is fighting through this awful stage of the pandemic. Apple will be donating to support and relief efforts on the ground,” Cook tweeted.

Tim Cook has announced his support to India soon after Google and Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai and Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella declared to stand by COVID-ravaged India.

India is currently going through a devastating second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. Google has announced Rs 135 crore ($18million) help to get urgent medical supplies, oxygen and testing equipment.

The donation includes two grants from Google.org, Google’s philanthropic arm, totalling Rs 20 crore.

“Devastated to see the worsening Covid crisis in India. Google & Googlers are providing Rs 135 Crore in funding to @GiveIndia, @UNICEF for medical supplies, orgs supporting high-risk communities, and grants to help spread critical information,” Pichai had tweeted.

In other incident, CEO of Microsoft, Nadella said that the company is mobilising its resources to help the COVID-ravaged nation. “I am heartbroken by the current situation in India. I’m grateful the US government is mobilising to help. Microsoft will continue to use its voice, resources, and technology to aid relief efforts, and support the purchase of critical oxygen concentration devices,” Nadella said via a tweet.

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